Paradox City, by Alexis Rodriguez

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Eden’s end has brought me here

all alone, to see You Seer.

Tell me, have you planned this all along?

To bring forth praise, tumultuous throng?

To make us right when we we’re wrong?

Oh, Alelu’Yah! is my song.

You brought me here to Paradox City

where the death of Christ, brings life not pity.

Oh how pleasing to be home!

Adam’s sin, allowed Death in

there could be no pardon, only blood.

The Second Man, hearing God’s demand

ushered in God’s Grace and Love.

The Lamb of God, from up above

fulfilled God’s Law, dilemma solved.

You brought me here, to Paradox City

when all I knew were the streets in Philly.

Now please, take me h-o-m-e! Again.

(1 Timothy 3-16) “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”. (Romans 5-17). ” For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ “.

By Alexis Rodriguez , BH6734, SCI Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd. Dallas PA 18612 (I welcome your letters!)


(over please)


EDITOR’S NOTE:  This picture was taken last month at SCI Dallas.  Dave Godshall (left) and I (right) had another enjoyable visit with our good friend, “Lex”(center), who always has a smile and a humorous thought or two to share.  We dined on the very best cuisine (vending machine food), and shared the stories of our lives and our spiritual journey.  The visitation room was abuzz with laughter and smiles, as friends and family spent time with those they love.  Each visitor and each inmate has an assigned seat number for that day, under the watchful eyes of the guards.  The background for the picture is a mural on the wall that is used for taking pictures by the inmate whose has the job of photographer.  The fee is $5 and you get two copies.  Visiting a fellow Christian in prison is a very pleasant experience–I was hooked on my first visit five years ago!  I invite you to share a little of your time visiting our fellow Christians behind bars.  Your life will be richer!  Rick DiLaurenzo

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